Most people would agree that trees are pretty terrific. They shade us from the sun, create a sense of privacy and, in some cases, bloom into beautiful spring blossoms. For kids (or the young at heart), a good tree can provide endless entertainment in... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
When is the best time of day to take your vitamin? I've heard first thing in the morning and then I've heard at night. Should it be taken with food or not? Let me know what you do and help me figure this out. Thanks.... Read more
Cactus or "nopales" are cultivated from prickly pear plants. Tasting similar to a slightly tart green beans or asparagus, they contain beta carotene, iron, B & C vitamins & calcium. You can buy them jarred in the ethnic section of your market. Try ad... Read more
Pears are a great way to make a common dish unique. Their buttery texture makes them a perfect candidate for sweet and savory dishes alike. They are also a great source of Potassium, Vitamin C and Fiber. As an added benefit, the natural sugars p... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
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